HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2013 – The community is invited to join High Point University students, faculty and staff for the March of Dimes annual “March for Babies Walk” on HPU’s campus at 9 a.m. on Oct. 26.
Money raised from the event will be used to assist the March of Dimes, which supports programs in the community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies. Last year the event raised approximately $35,000 with more than 400 HPU family members participating.
“The entire High Point University community has been amazing supporters of the March of Dimes March for Babies walk. Every year faculty, staff and students not only support this important effort by showing up in large numbers to walk, but they also raise significant funds,” says Velvet Linville-Scales, Division Director for the March of Dimes.
March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ largest annual fundraiser nationwide, raising over $2 billion since its inception in 1970. Funds raised helps moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies; fund research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies’ lives; and provide comfort to families who have a baby in neonatal intensive care.
“HPU continually serves as a community partner for events like the March for Babies,” says Gail Tuttle, vice president for Student Life at HPU. “HPU is about a caring environment, and the March for Babies is a symbol of hope and caring for a future that sees all babies born healthy.”